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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When Will The U.S. Ban Dyes In Children's Foods??

Maybe Izzy's school could serve as a role model and ban them first...(psst. S. are you reading this??) Given that they have been banned in Europe and the current research, I would highly recommend it.

I haven't had a school snack rant in a while as Izzy seems to be eating less of it, or maybe I have been easing up on the interrogation or perhaps it just hasn't been that notable. Things changed this week when the news drifted my way that Rainbow Goldfish have been on offer. I know I have written about this before but I can't help but mention it again. Research has confirmed a link between the consumption of food dyes and hyperactivity in children.

Thankfully, Izzy is beginning to understand that it really is not a good idea for him to eat foods with dyes, especially in light of our recent red dye allergy scare. He claims that he didn't eat any of the goldfish and I believe him. I just wish he hadn't been tempted.

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